A Metra train pauses in front of the Railroad Park that allows for safe railfanning with an old Milwaukee Road caboose and tower to keep you busy when there are no trains running.
After enjoying a trackside lunch at a little drive-in called Shorty's in Wood Dale, my Dad observes an outbound scoot head west towards Elgin.
Leaving a cloud of snow in its wake.
Metra inbound service passes the new plant at B12.
Rolling east by the Manheim Road flag stop. The Chicago skyline from 14 miles out.
As UP's E9 951 rests at the Franklin Park Railroad Dayz, Metra 417 puts the hammer down out of the depot.
An outbound Metra in the fresh snow.
An inbound Metra passes the ex-Pennsy CPL's, possibly the only accessable PRR signals that are in a safe neighborhood of Chicago.
417 sits waiting for the Highball from the conductors.
Snow incrusted 417 awaits his next trip West.
METX 417 shoves its train from the coach yd. into CUS.
A great location for trainwatching, Metra's trains to/from the C&NW station are also visible from this spot.